Exploring Scotland: My Whirlwind Weekend in Edinburgh & the Highlands

A few of my favorite photos from my trip to Scotland! The land of plaid, whisky, and shortbread cookies.

Ediburgh, Scotland. At first I pronounced it “Edin-BERG.” My partner (he’s half Scottish) laughed and said, “It’s Edin-bur-RAH.” Me: “Edin-BOUROUGH?” Him: “No. Edin-bur-RAH.”

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Red.

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The spring flowers are gorgeous this time of year. Edinburgh Castle in the back.

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See the lady with the selfie stick? I really think that is one of the best inventions of all time.

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This is Robin, who took us around to see the sites. I loved his storytelling. He was the cutest.

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The Highland Cows, aka Coo’s, are adorably furry. I want to give them all haircuts. Side swept bangs, perhaps.

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The locals say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes.” It’s true, you can experience all 4 seasons in one day. Keeps you on your toes, like a good lover.

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Urquhart Castle. The yellow Gorse bushes are sprinkled everywhere throughout the Highlands.

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Loch Ness. Home of the Loch Ness Monster, or as the locals like to call her, “Nessie.”

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I learned a lot of famous movies like Last of the Mohicans were filmed in the Highlands, and I see why. I felt like I was in a storybook.

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Inverness.

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I got into drinking whisky a couple years ago. What a better place to do my first distillery tour than in Scotland! I learned so much, and discovered it’s way more fun than wine tasting.

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Holding this like my first newborn. The gentleman who gave us our tour happened to be an ex-wedding photographer, so he posed me. Lol.

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Interested in traveling to Scotland? My recommendation would be to go for at least 4 days if you want to go up to the Highlands. I only had the weekend so felt like things were rushed. And if you don’t like super cold weather, go in the summer. 🙂

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